Portland State of Mind: Tag, We're It! Voices on Climate Change
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Portland State of Mind: Tag, We're It! Voices on Climate Change

What: Tag, We're It! Voices on Climate Change

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Robertson Life Sciences Building (CLSB), Lecture Hall, 2730 SW Moody Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public with registration. Register here.

Contact: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,, 503-725-5060

Climate change is the single most important issue of our time. Gain new perspectives as five of our researchers explore the issue of climate change in ways you might not have expected, from public opinion to water justice to mass incarceration. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

There will be a reception with our community partners prior to the program to celebrate the important work we’re doing together to better prepare for the impacts of climate change.


Melissa Haeffner, assistant professor of environmental science and management
A sociologist by training, Haeffner’s work focuses on water access, environmental justice and concepts of fairness and equity.

Andres Holz, assistant professor of geography
Holz studies the causes and consequences of climate variability and human activity on ecological change and disturbances in temperate forests, from wildfires to insect outbreaks.

Annie Lindgren, assistant research professor of biology and coordinator of PSU’s Center for Life in Extreme Environments
A deep-sea biologist, Lindgren is working to better understand how cephalopods (squids, octopus and cuttlefish) will respond to climate change, particularly in oxygen-minimum zones. Understanding how they thrive can shed light on how or if other large predators will adjust.

Julius McGee, assistant professor of sociology
McGee looks at the socioeconomic factors that contribute to and mitigate environmental degradation. His current research focuses on the environmental impacts of mass incarceration.

Brianne Suldovsky, assistant professor of communication
Brianne explores how scientists engage the public, how mass media shapes public opinion, and public understanding of controversial science such as climate change.

This event is hosted by PSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

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